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Twitter for Mac: Tweet from other programs Apps
I saw that there is now a system wide 'Tweet' function from the contextual menu in many places/apps in OS X. You can find it with a right click and highlight of any text.

Simply click and drag almost any text in Safari or Chrome, right click and select 'Tweet' from the menu. It tosses the text into the new tweet window in Twitter for Mac. I found it also works in apps like iChat, Mail.app, Ecoute, Reeder and iCal. These are just a few. Some things that it doesn't play nice with: the address bar in your web browser, text embedded in Flash, Firefox, just to name a few.

Troubleshooting information and the original post can be found here.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It shows up as a Service for me in those applications which support it. I checked the info.plist for the Twitter application (downloaded from the Mac App Store and it does indicate a 'tweetservice' so this is indeed provided by the Twitter application.]
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Twitter for Mac: Tweet from other programs
Authored by: ljharb on Jan 26, '11 02:12:06PM

Any idea how to disable this feature without having to hack the info.plist?

I don't want to tweet from anywhere. I have a computer, not a twitter terminal.



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Twitter for Mac: Tweet from other programs
Authored by: dfd on Jan 26, '11 03:30:31PM

Go to System Preferences, Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, Services and look for "Tweet" service. Uncheck it.



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Twitter for Mac: Tweet from other programs
Authored by: ljharb on Jan 26, '11 07:36:19PM

Thanks!



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Doesn't show up
Authored by: dronkert on Jan 26, '11 08:29:43PM

in the context menu or the services menu. Is it because I have not rebooted since installing Twitter for Mac? The linked source mentions an awfully long and still incomplete terminal command, which I suspect could also be handled by launchctl.



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